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Johnny Football gets Prime Time’s seal of approval

Deion Sanders AP

Prime Time is a big fan of Johnny Football.

Former NFL cornerback Deion Sanders spoke out in favor of Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, saying that the NFL should welcome him as a breath of fresh air.

“The quarterback mold was created by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady,” Sanders on 105.3 The Fan. “When we don’t see [partying] from those guys, we kind of think it’s wrong because we don’t see it. That does not mean that Johnny Manziel has done one thing wrong. We just haven’t seen something of his kind. I like it. I love change.”

Sanders said people have overreacted to Manziel going out and having a good time. As Sanders sees it, Manziel isn’t hurting anyone.

“The kid hasn’t done anything. They’re putting him out there like he’s Justin Bieber — like he’s egging folks on and doing wild and rich folks stuff. He’s not doing stuff like that. He’s a good kid,” Sanders said.

Like Manziel, Sanders was brash and flashy and drew plenty of attention to himself even before he ever stepped on the field in the NFL. Sanders ended up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  1. footballguy5 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:24 PM

    Press the thumbs up if you want pft poet to stop acting like the Vikings players are gods

  2. TheDPR says: Jul 11, 2014 8:28 PM

    Most intelligent part of Sanders’ quotes:

    “The kid hasn’t done anything.”

    Exactly! So why does PFT publish multiple stories per day about the kid? Most of us really don’t care about a rookie who is unlikely to play this year and probably won’t even get a second NFL contract after his rookie deal.

  3. ripwarrior says: Jul 11, 2014 8:28 PM

    Sanders never drank or blew lines.

  4. jimmy53 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:29 PM

    Sanders also played on a team where some teammates did coke like it was their job (ahem ahem Irvin ahem ahem).

  5. adoombray says: Jul 11, 2014 8:29 PM

    Who cares what all these old men have to say about a young man? all these voices need to mind their own business. It’s not for one man to judge another, only God can do that

  6. i thumbs down your comment says: Jul 11, 2014 8:31 PM

    There isn’t an NFL analyst whose Seal of Approval I value more than that of Deion Sanders.

  7. qdog112 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:32 PM

    Yeah, we remember Prime, he’s got some “ghetto” in him. You two deserve each other.

  8. slugbaitspace says: Jul 11, 2014 8:33 PM

    If he gets himself into a bar fight, then yeah…we’ve seen something of his kind before.

  9. paulnoga says: Jul 11, 2014 8:34 PM

    Neon Deion is deathly afraid that someone might forget him. I saw some clips of the last NFL draft and there was Deion, trying to stick his face in the camera. His nightmare is to be Mr irrelevant.

  10. dd393 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:35 PM

    Prime Time knows a par-tay when he sees one.

  11. bridgeh20mvp says: Jul 11, 2014 8:35 PM

    The world in 2014 has created this! With so many avenues to be heard. Twitter, Facebook, radio , tv, favetime, Skype, Instagram etc. It is nauseating, yet it is perpetuated by the need and desire for more. I look at the (2) sources that I can stand the most , am not involved with Twitter and Facebook. I avoid most of the comments on here. There are a few people that have taken the fun out of it on here! You know who you are!

  12. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 11, 2014 8:39 PM

    #88 Also gives his party an approval.

  13. playgroundlgnd says: Jul 11, 2014 8:40 PM

    Thank god… someone who shares my sentiments exactly!!!

    Just because you are a qb and a leader of men doesn’t mean you have to be a stick in the mud. There’s more than one way to skin a cat.

    Johnny has been told his whole life he’s too small.. He can’t do that in high school.. college.. and now the NFL.. and he always proves people wrong.

    Also.. The media makes everything he does seem way worse. Every other NFL rookie is doing the same stuff yet we criticize him for it because the media portrays it in a negative light and makes it more visible.

    I can’t wait until he steps on the field and shuts up the naysayers.

    Go browns.. go cavs.. go indians.. Go CLEVELAND!

  14. hieronymous27 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:42 PM

    Word on the street is that LeBron decided to return to Cleveland so as to party with Johnny Football.

  15. dumbpollack says: Jul 11, 2014 8:43 PM

    If he’s half the player Prime was, I don’t care what the kid does. Go Browns!!

  16. voiceofreasonsays says: Jul 11, 2014 8:44 PM

    Which one is a bigger troll than logicalvoicesays?

    Thumbs up for pftpoet
    Thumbs down for ravens2xworldchampions

  17. ccc23454 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:45 PM

    over-rated player of past give his seal of approval to current most over-rated player (aint even played a snap)

  18. bucsorbust says: Jul 11, 2014 8:46 PM

    “The quarterback mold was created by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady.” And these guys were leaders from the start because they aren’t big party boys. True, it’s not illegal, but you’re can’t the face of anything good when you’re lit up on you tube or out whooping it up all the time before ever taking a single snap in the NFL. Media’s bad for making a big deal of JF; Johnny’s fault for just not getting it…as the aforementioned great QBs did get it. That partying will catch up with one quickly. For an NFL QB….yes…OVER NIGHT.

  19. paulbrownlives says: Jul 11, 2014 8:48 PM

    With King James back in Cleveland does that make johnny football the court jester?

  20. terripet says: Jul 11, 2014 8:50 PM

    Prime time the guy who couldn’t tackle.

  21. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 11, 2014 8:52 PM

    Totally agree with Deion. Only pic that concerned me was the dollar bill in the bathroom pic.

    Hope Johnny Football is successful. Hope Farmer pulls his head out of his behind and gets Johnny or Hoyer some WRs

  22. bucsorbust says: Jul 11, 2014 8:52 PM

    George Burns smoked like a chimney and drank quite a bit for a long time. He lived to be 100. So what’s the big deal? Well, most who live that lifestyle won’t even make it to the average age. George Burns was an aberration, an unusual case. Sanders was brash and flashy, etc, ended up in the Hall of Fame….sure. Again, an unusual case. Most players like that won’t make it past their rookie contract. Personally, I think Manziel’s small size alone limits him to two years.

  23. jc327 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:54 PM

    I went to college with Eli Manning. Johnny Manziel is small potatoes… the Manning boys just knew how to keep it out of the media.

  24. brokebackbrees says: Jul 11, 2014 8:57 PM

    People trying to take polls on biggest troll… Hmmm, does that not make you a troll as well? Seeing that you are on an article and not posting anything relevant to the article? I already own a Manziel jersey! Hopefully I don’t have to retire it within a year or 2. I think the kid has all the potential in the world. Win some games Johnny, and the media circus will stop.

  25. pridewatcher says: Jul 11, 2014 9:00 PM

    I can see a buttfumble in a Browns game in approximately 3 years…

  26. NFLisnotreality says: Jul 11, 2014 9:02 PM

    Manziel’s washed up before he even plays a down. Look at him the dude’s got crows feet already. He looks like he’s going on 40 not 22… wasted draft pick. One solid hit the guy is going be crushed like an empty beer can… That is all.

  27. bucsorbust says: Jul 11, 2014 9:03 PM

    I don’t understand it. It’s been two months since Johnny was drafted. For all the hype he’s gotten, he’d have already have 3 SB rings, shattered passing records, had a building named after him in Cleveland, and kicked Jon Gruden out of the Monday Night Football slot. What do we have really? A guy who’s never taken a snap in the NFL who was passed up by 21 teams, including the one that eventually drafted him.

  28. revren10 says: Jul 11, 2014 9:06 PM

    Johnny Manziel equals Ryan Leaf 2.0 a bust.

  29. purpleppleeaters says: Jul 11, 2014 9:15 PM

    This might be the first time I have approved of what “Primetime” had to say.

    Can we focus on NFL players that are truly putting others at risk, or have done irreparable harm? There are plenty of those to go around. Johnny Football is nowhere near the Ray Lewis’s and Ray Rice’s of the world.

  30. campcouch says: Jul 11, 2014 9:18 PM

    Ah,it’s been a few days since the last Manziel story. Good news though, LeBron is back in town. Maybe him, Johnny and Swish can hang out and make Brohio vids.

  31. citizenstrange says: Jul 11, 2014 9:25 PM

    Say what you want about Deion Sanders tackling but he was a clean liver who maximized his talent.

  32. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 11, 2014 9:30 PM

    My seal of approval decision comes after fairly evaluating three seasons of play. Most of the evaluation is completed for on the field play. That sells more tickets than talk.

    I’m looking for amount of improvement from rookie to year 2 and year e to year 3.

    To judge him now, one way or the other, is prejudicial and foolish. Give the kid a chance to prove himself.

  33. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jul 11, 2014 9:31 PM

    I think Johnny Football will have a good rookie year. I’m CERTAIN that the Browns will have a better year than the lowly, hapless Vikings.

  34. chaseutley says: Jul 11, 2014 9:32 PM

    That clinches it. ESPN can start their production on their 30-for-30 on Johnny Football.

  35. raiderapologist says: Jul 11, 2014 9:36 PM

    Stay relevant, Deion. Whatever it takes.

  36. rextraordinaire says: Jul 11, 2014 9:38 PM

    I always admired those who buy the jerseys of rookies before the season even starts. I too like to live dangerously

  37. conormacleod says: Jul 11, 2014 9:39 PM

    And then he added; “of course, I’ve never met Manziel…”

  38. uwsptke says: Jul 11, 2014 9:40 PM

    Let’s throw Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers into that list above as well (hard workers, stay out of the spotlight off the field). What else do those players have in common? Super Bowl rings. It’s not a coincidence.

  39. filthymcnastyi says: Jul 11, 2014 9:41 PM

    Its amazing that a lot of guys on here haven’t figured out yet that pftpoet isn’t really a viking rube. He is a Packer fan who deliberately says incredibly stupid things to make Vikings fans look bad. How hilarious it is that you guys waste so much of your time buying into this clown!

    #smh

  40. swagger52 says: Jul 11, 2014 9:42 PM

    Whew..When I first read this article I thought the Browns games were going to be put on National TV because of Johnny Manziel. Wow..thats a relief. The only thing worst would be AFC Least games.

  41. aggiefanatic says: Jul 11, 2014 9:44 PM

    Jc327. I heard a lot about Eli. Don’t know if it was true. Gossip was he drank so much his Mom went to live with him. If you were a friend of his you will probably say that is not true.
    You can say all you want to about Manziel nothing has been given to him..

  42. rcali says: Jul 11, 2014 9:46 PM

    He left a few “square Qb’s” off the list and what they all have in common is Super Bowl rings. Maybe the biggest idiot to win Super Bowls is Big Ben but the list pretty much stops there.

  43. uwsptke says: Jul 11, 2014 9:47 PM

    Also – Prime Time is the #1 reason Brett Favre was traded away from Atlanta. He encouraged Country Time (as Sanders called him) to party it up and it eventually caught up with him.

  44. thetruthcampaign says: Jul 11, 2014 9:47 PM

    Why don’t we wait and see how how he does as an NFL QB. I see Mark Sanchez written all over this guy.

  45. tinbender2000 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:03 PM

    ccc23454 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:45 PM

    over-rated player of past give his seal of approval to current most over-rated player (aint even played a snap)
    *************************************************************

    I can tell you never saw Deion Sanders play, he was too good to over rate.

  46. nopepper123 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:14 PM

    When a pro franchise invests millions of dollars to be the face of their organization, I don’t think it makes them feel great when a 20 year old is acting like, well……a 20 year old. You are getting paid like a grown up, so act like one. You no longer should be seen as a college goof and more like a million dollar businessman. And that businessman isn’t rolling $20 bills in a bathroom while hanging with Justin Bieber.

    The only thing great about this kid is he’s going to make news, but like all things in media…..it’s going to burnout and then we all will be so sick of it as I’m sure most are already.

  47. wolff111 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:16 PM

    Yeah he doesn’t snort cocaine Deion.. keep being the bum!

  48. don2074978 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:22 PM

    Bruce Arians … “a guy gets a day off, he gets tased in Miami, South Beach, or something”

  49. babygaga19 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:39 PM

    Sanders will do anything to keep his name in the headlines. Sad.

  50. j0esixpack says: Jul 11, 2014 10:45 PM

    Michael Irving gives his deal of approval as well!

  51. drakescounsellor says: Jul 11, 2014 10:45 PM

    My boy Johnny doesnt care about the haters, me Kyler (NO1 Qb 2015) Soso (No 4 rb 2015) J.Randle yall know him and Titans coach discussed his lifestyle he told us on how he hasn’t even noticed the hate, but said he will surely embrace it, this man doesn’t care for the haters on this site especially who hopes he fails, what has he done to you that you hope he fails exactly so many disgustingly hateful comments are posted on this site about Jff presumably from 30 – 6o year olds man smdh, yall let the man live and watch him dominate, TOPSZN is the regime boy!

  52. oldcracker says: Jul 11, 2014 10:47 PM

    Johnny is just enjoying life and being obnoxious about it. So what? Until he breaks the law, league/team rules, hurts someone or himself, let him be.

    He’ll learn soon enough what a late night out can do, or what studying the playbook (not that he’s not) can do. He’ll learn what an NFL defense can do, how they can surprise him, and cover ALL his options. He’ll learn the importance of keeping good relations with his coaches, offense line, running backs, and his pass catchers getting open before a couple of bull buffaloes bury him into the turf.

    Playoffs? SB? Pro-bowl? HoF? I dunno but, unless he getss seriously hurt, I see him being quite successful.

    Let’s keep our judgements civil and to ourselves ’till the end of the season. Let’s see what he can do on the field.

  53. thefiesty1 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:50 PM

    Johnny Pigskin hasn’t done anything. That’s true. And he won’t on Cleveland either.

  54. elliottcovert says: Jul 11, 2014 10:51 PM

    …So did that absolutely horrible rap CD he made in the early 90s.

  55. mrf47 says: Jul 11, 2014 11:06 PM

    Johnny will set an NFL record…for jumping the shark.

  56. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 11, 2014 11:09 PM

    Manziell is constantly being told to “tone it down” by coaches and personnel, but they are saying these things…not to imply that Manziell is guilty of any wrongdoing whatsoever, but solely for the fact that the media’s incessant efforts to paint a picture of instability and controversy within the Browns locker room will never end. Reporters and members of the media always have underlying agendas regarding the questions and overall interactions they have with players. They are fully aware that if they ask enough constant questions to Manziell’s teammates about Johnny-football this, Johnny-football that, Johnny off-the-field, Johnny in Vegas..etc…than guys will inevitably become absolutely sick of having to answer these questions, and then the media just might get the impulsive, emotional response that they so desperately are seeking.

  57. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 11, 2014 11:39 PM

    Ok. THAT matters….

  58. bskeezy00 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:41 AM

    Can you imagine what Johnny and Prime Time would have done at a Vegas club in their prime? Throw Lawrence Taylor in there and things get real weird. Real fast.

  59. wyrdawg says: Jul 12, 2014 12:47 AM

    Johnny Football gets Prime Time’s seal of approval

    Oh man! Can I get one of those too!?!? It would go a long way!

    Shoot! That’s better than being verified on Twitter!

    C’mon training camp. Please. Pretty please.

  60. GenXJay says: Jul 12, 2014 1:18 AM

    “I’m taking my talents to South Beach.”

  61. jayhawk6 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:40 AM

    But, will Johnny Football be able to avoid tackles for as long a time as Neon Deon?

  62. bleedingfacemask says: Jul 12, 2014 1:51 AM

    jc327 says:
    Jul 11, 2014 8:54 PM

    I went to college with Eli Manning. Johnny Manziel is small potatoes… the Manning boys just knew how to keep it out of the media.
    —————–
    When Eli was in college, most people still searched the ‘net with Yahoo, only the super-rich had a cell phone that could take pictures, and Twitter didn’t launch until two years after Eli was drafted.

    So, it wasn’t exactly hard for the Mannings to keep it out of the media.

  63. biggs13 says: Jul 12, 2014 2:46 AM

    Agreed

  64. pittsburghdamned says: Jul 12, 2014 3:54 AM

    Character Witness FAIL.

  65. nosleeptilsb says: Jul 12, 2014 4:06 AM

    Tim Tebot was the Halo, now Johnny Manziel plays the roll of the Horns. The pro careers will be very similar though, with Tebot having a slight edge on all stats.

  66. gammynomnom says: Jul 12, 2014 5:48 AM

    Looks like Deion just signed someone to something that benefits him…..

  67. keiselsbeard says: Jul 12, 2014 5:57 AM

    Manziel=Tebow 2.0.

  68. watermelon1 says: Jul 12, 2014 6:02 AM

    I never thought I’d be a fan of the Steelers…. But I’ll be rooting so hard for their defense to end this “Manziel-Mania” in week 1!

  69. couldntthinkofaname says: Jul 12, 2014 6:42 AM

    I can’t wait until he steps on the field and shuts up the naysayers.

    Go browns.. go cavs.. go indians.. Go (away) CLEVELAND!
    ________________________________

    There. I fixed it for you.

  70. couldntthinkofaname says: Jul 12, 2014 6:44 AM

    My boy Johnny doesnt care about the haters, me Kyler (NO1 Qb 2015) Soso (No 4 rb 2015) J.Randle yall know him and Titans coach discussed his lifestyle he told us on how he hasn’t even noticed the hate, but said he will surely embrace it, this man doesn’t care for the haters on this site especially who hopes he fails, what has he done to you that you hope he fails exactly so many disgustingly hateful comments are posted on this site about Jff presumably from 30 – 6o year olds man smdh, yall let the man live and watch him dominate, TOPSZN is the regime boy!
    __________________

    I’m sorry, I didn’t understand a word of that. Does anyone else here speak gibberish?

  71. nawlinssaints1956 says: Jul 12, 2014 7:23 AM

    No worries; let’s give Johnny some time on the field to confirm that his game won’t work in the NFL…

  72. denverdude7 says: Jul 12, 2014 8:01 AM

    Apparently, neither Deion nor Johnny grasp the fact that alcohol and (allegedly) cocaine consumption have a negative impact on an athlete.

    Not to mention the fact that Cleveland really doesn’t need the face of the franchise acting like a fool all the time.

    Hope you wise up soon Johnny Boyziel… and even if they won’t admit it, so do a lot of the Browns fans currently supporting you.

  73. girlsknowsportstoo says: Jul 12, 2014 8:12 AM

    Johnny Who? Or, Brady Quinn

  74. bighat8 says: Jul 12, 2014 8:13 AM

    Folks will find out soon that Cleveland has an absolute baller at QB in the name of Conner Shaw. As far as Deion, who cares what he thinks? He’s an egocentric clown. The only reson to listen to him is to hear him try to use big words and butcher them.

  75. olcap says: Jul 12, 2014 11:06 AM

    Looks to me like Johnny likes the media circus.

  76. msadpoet says: Jul 12, 2014 11:07 AM

    Called it 2 years ago the day after the draft that Blackmon was a bust. Last year, it was EJ Manuel. This year its him.

  77. charmcitychampions says: Jul 12, 2014 11:13 AM

    Deion likes him. That’s either the kiss of death or the nail in the coffin. Sorry lil Johnny.

  78. krypticdoes says: Jul 12, 2014 11:50 AM

    Wow msadpoet. You did all that? Maybe you should be a GM since you can call out who is a bust, and who will be successful.

  79. straydogg7571 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:01 PM

    A seal of approval from Deon is worth it’s weight in dung! Com’ on man!

  80. prijak1 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:15 PM

    This guy is a joke , what has he done for all this attention? I can’t wait to laugh once he fails in the NFL !

  81. cags777 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    I see Johnny Manziel more like a Jim McMahon. He’ll find some success in the NFL, but he’ll find a way to keep his name in headlines – for better or for worse. So of course Sanders approves.

  82. mraccurate says: Jul 12, 2014 12:24 PM

    Johnny has the KING out there now

  83. nyneal says: Jul 12, 2014 1:22 PM

    It figures. Another me-first player loves Manziel.

    Why anyone puts any credence into what guys like Deion Sanders or Michael Irvin say, is mind boggling to me. Between them, they have an IQ of a wart hog.
    If you think those two guys’ opinions are valuable, you must watch Judge Judy, Oprah, Jerry Springer, and Reality TV shows so you can get an “education” on worldly matters.

    I never root for any NFL player to fail, because I know how hard it is to get there. But in Manziel’s case, I’ll make an exception. I hope this spoiled bratty little rich kid has a shorter career than Ryan Leaf had.

  84. mackcarrington says: Jul 12, 2014 3:17 PM

    Gotta love the tool on here who proclaims “Ive already got a Manziel jersey!” As if somehow that is an accomplishment to be proud of.

  85. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 12, 2014 8:11 PM

    I agree with Prime Time that there has been over reaction to the J.F. activities. The verdict on this guy is still out. When it’s time to play football, we will see what kind of teammate he is.

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